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gun control. >>> changes are coming for the cash strapped u.s. postal service. starting later on this year you will no longer receive letters on saturday. some are saying this change was unevidentable -- inevitable. >> reporter: the post office plans to cut mail on saturdays. >> i want my mail on saturdays. >> reporter: packages would be delivered six days a week but letters and first class mail would only go out during the weekdays. >> financial stability with postal service losses, in part, because of the growing popularity of email and online bill pay. they also blame the financial whoas on a 2006 law requiring the post sal service to pay $5 1/2 billion a year, one of the many reasons members of the learn postal workers union said this could be avoided. >> congress created a problem. congress refused to solve the problem. now management is going along. >> reporter: after already closing thousands of post offices andions, they feel thisa necessary move this will save $2 billion a year, a measure many customers say they understand. >> to me it doesn't matter. i'm retired. it
. >> and if governor o'malley has his wayne, gun control laws in maryland will be some of the strictest in the u.s. and he is one step closer to achieving the goal. >> a winter storm is moving across the country and people in the midwest are buried in feet of snow. is that storm headed in our direction? that's one of the big things we want to know. thanks for joining us on this friday morning, and happy friday by the way. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. tgif. what's the weather going to be like for today? into the weekend i understand you are looking at tonight on the drive home for many people. >> exactly. we are going to deal with black ice. but as we start you out. maryland's most powerful radar, this is the storm back off towards the west dumping snow now around chicago and they could see about 6 inches maybe more across the area. but closer here at home, we can see on the southern extent of this, we are getting reports in roane own of light snow coming into the area. this will begin to continue to move into our direction as we go further into the afternoon and also the evening ti
's a question by the u.s. supreme court after the 2009 conviction of the maryland man for rape and murder was overturned on constitutional grounds. abc2 news sherrie johnson is here with details and sherrie what did the appeals court say a year ago that got us here today. >> reporter: the maryland dna collection act is a law that allows officials to take the dna from those who have been arrested, but not convicted of a serious crime. so now the question is, is it constitutionol on whether the state says once arrested you lose the privacy right. today the u.s. supreme court will figure that out as the case of alonzo king takes center stagech he was arrested in 2009 on assault charges. police took dna and the sample matched dna collected from the victim and police then linked him to a 2003 rape. king's lawyers moved to suppress the evidence of the dna match saying the initial draw violated his constitutional rights. but the lower court found king guilty of first degree rape and sentenced him to life in prison. last april, the maryland court of appeals ruled against a key provision of the la
. >>> and honor black history month the u.s. postal service is unveiling two new stamps. a dedication ceremony is planned for this morning at the lewis museum in baltimore. >>> changes are coming to m and t stank bade yum. the -- m&t bank stadium. the baltimore ravens are holding a news conference this afternoon. >>> the olympics could be in baltimore in 2024. at least the city was invited to place a bid. that would be pretty exciting. the u.s. olympic committee sent letters to 35 cities to gauge their interest in hosting the summer games. the mayor was excited about the letter but says it is way too early to decide what to do. charm city has pursued a joint bid with d.c. in the past and atlanta was the last u.s. city to host summer games and that was back in 1996. >>> news time now 5:47 and some good news in the fight against obesity. new numbers show the amount of calories kids and teens are eating have dropped slightly. it's the first decline though in more than 40 years. the report shows is decrease in suappear to be driving that spend. also a slight dip in the amount of calories american
of the country's biggest airlines are on the brink of merging this morning. american and u.s. airways. what that tie-up means for everyone who flies. >> yeah. look at the miles. >>> we do have other big news to share with you. are you all ready for this? it's our biggest mega "deals & steals" ever. all for you. a very big crowd. there it is. the first of many sirens here today. that, indicating, a flash deal. flash deal. >>> let's get right to the huge winter storm on track for the northeast. it's a combination of two systems coming out of the midwest and the south. am i doing good, sam? >> you're going well. >> that's better grammar. it will be packing a lot of snow. and a lot of people want to know how much. >> let's show you what it looks like in wisconsin. this was the northern line that amy was describing. this is light snow and ice covering the roads. this storm, when it gets to the northeast, will be much worse than you're see right now. it's two storm systems combining. already, the weather watches and warnings are out right now. it's 12 hours away from big snow. we will get big sno
guilty to cha prosecutors have filed felony charges against the former u.s. representative. he's accused of spending more than $750,000 in campaign cash, buying luxury items, memorabilia and other goods. >>> more warnings later today about the financial dangers of sequestration. the pentagon will warn congress that it will furlough many of its 800,000 civilian workers if the sequestration takes effect on march 1st. the president has asked congress to delay the automatic budget cuts. nld and coming up today, lance armstrong is expected to come clean under oath about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. for more than a decade armstrong adamantly denied that he ever used banned banned substances. the u.s. anti-doping agency wants blacklist in an effort to restore cycling. >>> a repairman of a water company is expected to be okay after being hit by a car. this accident all caught on camera. two workers were standing in the middle of the road in missouri, shutting off a water valve when a minivan drove through the intersection. one worker was able to jump out of the way, but the other on
is the most dangerous state for teachers. that's according to the most recent data compiled by the u.s. department of education. the story that is not getting a lot of attention so abc2 news investigators look deeper to find out what is going on inside your child's classroom. teachers bullied in their rooms. tonight at 11, we will hear from one victim beaten so badly it's tough for him to stand up in front of a class. and hear from one school district who promises things are going to change. >>> so if your spet not spade or neutered today is the perfect day to get it done. the mayor proclaimed today world spay day and recognizing the group be more dog for free spaying service for pit bulls and pit bulls mixes therg hoeing -- they are holding a -- they are holding a fund raising event tonight beginning at 5. >>> a floating hospital that traveled all over the world to help those who are in need. and today the usns comfort is heading back out to sea and never returning back to baltimore. abc2 news linda so is live to tell you more about this mission that the navy is calling continuing pro
not on saturdays, in august the u.s. post office will no longer cards and letter on saturday. you can still get the mail order prescriptions and express mail and of course packages. it's part of the plan to save the cash-strapped postal service $2 billion. after it posted a $16 billion loss last year. some customers are not surprised. >> i do believe it's fine for me. i don't do business on the weekends. >> since 2008 we've seen a steady decline in the use of first-class mail. people pay their bills online. it's simple. it's easy, it's free. you cannot be free. >> the mail will still be delivered to p.o. boxes monday through saturday and you will still be able to mail things at post offices that have saturday hours. >>> well, they laced up the running shoes and tackled more than 1500 steps. that's what more than 1600 people did last night in new york. they took part in the annual empire state building run up. they climbed up 86 flights of stairs from the lobby to the observation deck. it helped raise money for local charities there in the big apple. >>> when there's a lot of snow make some artw
beginning at 10. rallies have taken place across the u.s. to current calls for tempered gun control. >> hattie harrison will lay in stays state and died last week at the 84. she will be laid to rest on monday. >>> a hearing is scheduled for today and the man accused of killing another person outside a chinese carry-out. he is charged with furredder of freddie jones junior. >>> a schedule meety of the sandy hook advice have i commission. members will meet next friday. >>> rains linebacker one of several ravens planes featuring in a antibullying campaign. you will see that beginning at 2 this afternoon on abc2. >>> now, maryland's most accurate forecast. >> all right. let's talk about what's going on right now. satellite and radar picking up on the rain coming in across the area. that's the majority of what we are getting this morning. we have freezing rain across a lot of parts that also a within they -- wintery mix with sleet and snow around carroll and frederick county. this will switch over to rain as we go through the afternoon and switch to snow as it -- it begins begins to wind
,000 health professionals are listed on the u.s. department of health and human services public default page. it showcases doctors and dentists who went to medical school on your dime and didn't pay back special health education assistance loans they got from the federal government even decades after graduating. >> they have no current ability to repay. >> reporter: it's rod's job to get your tax tlars back. >> that's our goal to collect on the obligation, the promise they made. >> reporter: in some cases they just won't pay up. that's how they end up on the list. 17 maryland doctors and dentists have the distinction owing $3.2 million in principal interest and fine. press's share is $209,000 dating back to 198 #. others owe $14,000 or a half million in change. some have been on the hook since 1979. you're supposed to pay back what you owe. >> reporter: sarah white is paying and she doesn't make a doctor's sal ray. he's a public servant, a single mom but every month she makes a payment to the federal loans she took out to attend the university of maryland. even when she was hurt in the line
at the wind chill map for the northern u.s. still in full winter mode. 26 above in baltimore. those cold temperatures will continue to settle in tonight, less wets but still struggle to get out of the 30s. as we go beyond thursday. >>> friday we're stuck in the 30s. that's when the weather maker comes in with marginal temperatures. looks like things stay unsettled saturday with cold rain. the approaching storm system toward the four corners, it will develop as we push into friday night. this will linger into our saturday, kind of a slow moving system. if the storm stricts a lot, that -- strengthens a lot, that could pull am more cold air. tonight 21. the biting bries continues. tomorrow 38. that's it for your two-degree guarantee. tomorrow night cold, mid-20s. here's a look at the next few days. things changing late friday into saturday. cold, raw. we'll call it wintry showers. then hams we go beyond that into the second half of the weekend some improvement has things trend slightly milder, mid to upper 40s sunday and monday. we drop the temperatures down into the middle part of next wee
, the backlog at the regional office. joined by u.s. secretary of veterans affairs for the press conference. >>> let's get a check on the weather. that could be a big story today. hopefully it won't impact you morning commute. over to lynette charles to find out. >> keeping our fingers crossed that the morning commute is going to be okay. ahead of the front we are looking at wet weather. wet weather in terms of rain and also freezing rain, and even some sleet mixing in. this is a story through time, we can see it's towards the west here, entering the region. because of this, there is a winter storm advisory for these areas. advisorys here shaded in the blue color. we are not in that. we are dealing with rain, that's what we are going to be dealing with through the rest of the morning in to the afternoon. we will pick up on the winds, now, not bad around baltimore b along the eastern shore, the winds, 9 miles an hour, we will have 10- 15 miles per hour through the remainder of today. let me show you the temperatures quickly, we are going to be dealing with chilly temperatures, as long as we
rating. wait times are getting better. there were 42 tarmac delays longer than three hours on u.s. domestic flights as far as -- that's down 50 delays in 2011. you can do better than that. >>> we have new information on the where the richest americans live they live in the suburbs southern keck cut has highest cons -- he conduct cut has the highest cons -- connecticut has the highest concentration of wealthy homes and silicone valley came in second. >>> the manhunt for a former l l.a. police office are may be over. >> where the man accused of going on a killing spree may have been hiding and why police believe they may have found their fugitive. >> reporter: an officer is shot in the head during a training exercise. i am linda so live at shock trauma. we will have an update on the officer's condition. >> and many of you have been begging for the snow. i will tell you when and where we could get it coming up. >> reporter: and 695 in baltimore national pike i am tracking delays and we will let you know where else there is congestion coming up on good morning maryland. >>> we are wo
, as they get ready to head into negotiations over the nuclear program with the u.s. and other nations. abc's david muir has just arrived and joins us now from tehran. good morning, david. >> reporter: robin, just to hear your voice, half a world away, enough to make us smile. the whole crew here, behind the camera, welcoming you back, even here in iran. as you mentioned, robin, it's a critical moment here. we're inside this country because u.s. sanctions against this economy have crippled the economy here. and just days away, now, from iran returning to the negotiating table over its nuclear program. as you point out, in a rare move, they've allowed us in to report from the streets of tehran. this is a tenuous time here, just days before iran returns to the nuclear negotiating table with the u.s. and others, since talks collapsed eight months ago. this morning, as we drove through this city of 12 million, it is a city squeezed, not only by the traffic, but by the economic sanctions, led by the u.s. some of the cars clogging these streets, tripling in price. it's groceries, medicine, if you
across the u.s. >> sam, thank you. >>> we're going to turn to the carnival cruise ship nightmare. it is finally over. after five days drifting without power in the gulf of mexico, "the triumph" docked in mobile, alabama, overnight, with over 4,000 passengers onboard. we're going to talk to several of them live in a moment. first, let's go to abc's matt gutman. matt, i can only imagine relief when the huge ship behind you hit land. >> reporter: good morning, george. being so close to "the triumph," you get a sense of the scale involved here and the difficulty in towing this city, floating on the sea, 350 miles in the gulf of mexico. but this morning, it's about the end of the ordeal. and the people getting off the ship. those that cheered, who unfurled a banner that read, sweet home alabama. overnight, the sweet taste of terra firma. >> great to be back in america and on land. >> reporter: just before midnight, more than 3,000 passengers stranded for 8 days at sea, began spilling out of the ship. some angry. >> it was degrading. demoralizing. they want to insult us by giving us $5
will be in the state capitol of annapolis. the president is heading there to address u.s. senate democrats during their annual retreat. the event is an opportunity for each cause to talk about the strategy for the upcoming year and a calmer -- in a calmer setting than our nation's capitol. >>> jurors are still trying to come up with a verdict in the felicia barnes murder trial. day three of deliberations will begin this morning. jurors got the case on monday and spent yesterday going over all the evidence. late in the afternoon they asked to watch two videotapes the state showed earlier in the trial. jurors wanted to see surveillance video from wal- mart of the defendant, michael johnson, buying a plastic tub. they also rewatched that infamous sex tape involving involving johnson, barnes and two other people. the state says johnson killed barnes and dumped her body in the susquehanna river. his attorneys say they never proved motive. stay with abc 2 news. brian will be in the courtroom and bring you the verdict as soon as it comes down. you can follow him on twitter for all the latest informatio
have been great. >> u.s. air sent me's. -mail yesterday for a friday flight two days in advance. >> reporter: so, here at home road crews have been out on the roads as i was traveling here to bwi. i saw a few trucks on the roadways salting making sure the morning commute is safe for drivers and it's important to know you can get the latest updates on our twitter account at abc2 news we will be updating that pier outcally this morning so you can follow along with more weather updates. reporting live, sherrie johnon, abc2 news. >>> 4:34. this will likely affect your commute throughout the friday morning. expect delays and backups on the road. >> let's see how things are look right now with lauren cook with your traffic. >> reporter: good morning. well, as lynette mentioned we are dealing with a wintery mix in frederick but everywhere else it's raining. the roads will be slick. be careful on 95 in white marsh. no delays into the city. and 695 will be delay free from parkville up to towson heading over to pikesville this is at green spring avenue. nice and normal conditions. that is
administration claims u.s. citizens accused of being al-qaeda operatives may lawfully be killed even if there's no evidence of an imminent threat. john brennan, the president's nominee for cia director, will face tough questions about that memo in his confirmation hearing tomorrow. >>> and computer hackers have struck the federal reserve. the hacker group, anonymous, claims to have chosen data belonging to 4,000 bankers. no critical operations have been affected. >>> and it's being called the largest credit card fraud in history. authorities arrested 18 people based in new jersey, accused of stealing some $200 million after creating thousands of fake i.d.s, with stolen social security numbers. using those fake i.d.s to obtain cards, the suspects allegedly wired money to seven countries, including pakistan and china. >>> and abc news has learned that lance armstrong is the target of an active criminal investigation. federal agents are looking into possible obstruction of justice and witness tampering charges. today is the deadline for him to come clean, under oath, to anti-doping authorities i
in the -- fair shake in the u.s. >> every time somebody -- some wacko goes on a shooting spree, the top leaders of our country decide it's time to take guns away from everybody who didn't do it. and i personally think you need to stand up and say something about that. >> young's plan was initially to offer discount for a day but says the response so far has been great and he's going to keep it up. >>> under the right circumstances a simple fire can turn into a blow torch. atf agents are right now studying the phenomenon and it burned a middle river girl last winter. abc2 news investigators were allowed the watch atf engineers recreate a fire. >> here we recreated the science basically behind this. >> exactly. so we documented it using high speed cameras, thermal imaging cameras and we look at it from a scientific basis to understand exactly what's happening. with no information out there we had to do the tests ourselves. >> you can sew what engineers told abc2 news investigator and hear from the teenager about the last thing she saw before she was burned on 30% of her body. that story is airing
14th, love is in the air but according to the u.s. census bureau, is 16 million people in the united states are living single and they can be a drag. >> i guess maybe if i did have a special someone in my life i would be thinking about it more. >> reporter: the pressure is on for singles on a day meant for couples. for match maker, paul, february is big. he is a self-described modern day hitch. this real life date doctor has written a book on finding and keeping love. >> how many success stories have you had. >> we have nine marriages. >> reporter: he says it's as simple a as one, two, three. >> the first thing that you do is is think about everything you've done thus far that has not worked and throw that out. you want to expand your social circle. three, work on yourself. work on yourself. self-development, interpersonal skills. >> all right tell me about the meeting. >> reporter: author and dating coach jess pushes a proactive strategy. she says for most women that struggle with dating, it boils down to fear. >> fear is sort of driving their lives, making their decisions and keepi
for all gun sales and an assault weapons ban. >>> the financial situation of the u.s. postal service is no closer to improving. the usps board has now directed the postmaster general to accelerate restructuring of the company's operations. >>> president obama is heading to israel this spring. the trip will mark his first visit there as president. the white house says obama and israel's prime minister will discuss issues of mutual concern, including iran and syria. >>> a sports plan being presented on capitol hill today and the focus remains the importance behind concussions by school athletes, why a high number of school athletes don't suffer other serious or deadly injuries. >>> the blackout from super super bowl xlvii in new orleans is taking on a life of its own. an independent third-party group will be hired to investigate the incident. that's according toentergy, the company that manages the superdome. it set off a storm of speculation about the cause and many are saying it's an embarrassment to new orleans, but the national football league says it's not going to keep the city
's going to talk strategy with u.s. senate democrats at a closed-door retreat. the president is expected to discuss financial matters as well as gun control and immigration. >>> also today governor martin o'malley will testify on the gun control bill. he'll appear before senate judicial proceedings committee in annapolis. the governor wants to ban assault-style guns and require restrictions for handguns. the measure would also set aside in the state budget for safety. >>> police are still trying to figure out what led to a deadly stabbing just as the raven's victory celebration was wrapping up yesterday. the victims sadly are three teenagers. this happened around 1:30 yesterday afternoon in downtown baltimore. one of those victims was killed, the two others seriously hurt. it's not yet clear now why teens were down there for that parade, how this possibly happened that led to one person being dead. >>> speaking of the celebration itself, head coach john harbaugh told fans they were in for a party bigger than anything they had ever seen. and when the final head count came, reportedly 2
for a chance to pair a pair of its glasses. to enter you must live in the u.s. and tell what you would do with them. if you win it will cost you $1,500. those are your techbytes, have a great day. i'm rob nelson. >>> we have breaking news out of prince george's county. two children and an adult are dead following a house fire in a glenarden area. now you're looking at a picture from the prince george's county fire and ems blog. another adult and two other children are being treated for injuries. we are told that the kids are all under the age of 10. we're going to continue to work for you and get the latest information on that fire. so stay with and follow us on twitter for any updates. >>> 30 million people are in the path now of a storm that's expected to cover 18 states in snow and ice. >> ed payne tells us how the states are preparing. >> reporter: this is southern arizona. as the massive winter snowstorm started gearing up coating the cactus and palm trees with snow and sleet. one woman says her daughter came to the state for a vacation. >> of my daughter here from maine
china withdrew $3,200 u.s. at an atm and then walked outside and it was windy like it's been here. it blew right out of his hand. thank goodness strangers rushed to his aid picking up the cash and giving it back to him. the man came back and posted a letter thanking those who helped him. >>> we are following breaking news this morning coming out of cecil county. a train derailment in elkton. we have a live report just ahead. >> we are told that right now they have cleared the scene and we will bring you information on the story. >> also coming up in just a bit. >> a look at some of the big issues lawmakers are deciding on in annapolis today. i'm sherrie johnson and i'll have that story coming up next. >> we're in a very active pattern. one storm for the weekend and another one after that. the details on both coming up. >> well, lynette a deadly crash shut down 695 here at parkville. i'll let you know what your best alternate route is coming up here on "good morning maryland." >>> we're working for you on this thursday morning, thank you for joining us. i'm megan pringle. >> and i'
the u.s. supreme court will figure that out as the case alonso king takes center stage. king was arrested in 2009 on assault charges. police took his dna the sample matched dna collected from the victim and police then linked him to a 2003 rape. king's lawyers moved to suppress the evidence of the dna match saying the initial draw violated the constitutional right. but the lower court found king guilty of first degree rape and sentenced him to life in prison. last april, the maryland court of appeals ruled against a key provision of the law. opponents say the law runs over the 4th amendment ban on unreasonable search and seizure. >> at the time of arrest right now a. defendant is -- a defendant is handcuffed the car can beer ised and the house can be searched and they can take a blood sample with a needle and strip search you. and everybody gets finger prined and clearly they can put a q-tip on side of the cheek for one second. >> reporter: all states require dna from individuals convict of a felony the federal government and 28 states requires dna collection and analysis fro
. >>> the u.s. postal service has been delivering mail in the rain, snow and the gloom of night for hundreds of years. now the agency is struggling to find the revenue sources it's hoping now that you'll have interest in some of the things that they wear. the agency announced plans to come out with a line of clothing and accessories called rain, heat and snow. the first line for men will be released next spring. the line for women is also currently in the works. >>> gas prices are high and now it could affect you even while you're trying to buy a car. a california car dealership has stopped offering those free test drives and it's because of the high gas prices. before you can even get the keys to test drive a car, a lot of dealerships are now having new requirements. they're asking people to fill the tank back up where it was when they left the lot. and a lot of this is to make up for people who test drive the car and have no intention of ever buying it. >>> well, little girl is recovering in the hospital this morning and her dad thinks hand sanitizer may have led to her injuries. >> we'l
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